Martina Trognitz

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... studied Computational Linguistics and Classical Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg and is currently working on a PhD thesis on the ‘Computer-Based Analysis of Multi-Sided Minoan and Mycenean Seals’ which involves applying machine learning, clustering and social network analysis to an archaeological research question. At the ACDH-CH, Martina is part of the research unit DH Research&Infrastructure. Before her time at the ACDH-CH, Martina was employed at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) where she was involved in the project IANUS to build a digital archive for the archaeologies in Germany and developed the IT guidelines IT-Empfehlungen für den nachhaltigen Umgang mit digitalen Daten in den Altertumswissenschaften. In 2017 Martina joined the team behind ARCHE at the ACDH-CH, which she is currently leading with Seta Štuhec.

Martina has accumulated over 10 years of experience in the fields of long-term preservation and data management, including a coverage of data formats suitable for long-term preservation, data management & planning for data management, FAIR data, metadata and metadata schemas, and controlled vocabularies. As a former fellow of the Open Science Fellows Program of Wikimedia Deutschland, Martina is an advocate for Open Science in all its facets.

Current research interests include the application of statistical and machine learning methods in Archaeology, Wikidata, network analysis, and Linked Open Data. Additionally, she is interested in everything involving photography and 3D, including RTI photography, spherical panoramas, photogrammetry and 3D scanning.

Memberships, achievements and other notable things


  • Aspöck, E., G. Hiebel, K. Kopetzky, M. Ďurčo, P. Andorfer, M. Trognitz, K. Burkhart, et al. 2022. Tell el-Daba (Egypt) documentation archive [Data set].
  • Martina Trognitz,, Matej Ďurčo, and Karlheinz Mörth. 2022. Text Technology for the Digital Humanities. In: Darja Fišer, and Andreas Witt (Eds.),CLARIN. The Infrastructure for Language Resources,De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9783110767377-009.
  • Mateusz Żółtak,, Martina Trognitz, and Matej Ďurčo. 2022. ARCHE Suite: A Flexible Approach to Repository Metadata Management. In: Monica Monachini, and Maria Eskevich (Eds.),Selected Papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2021,. doi:10.3384/ecp18917.
  • Sophie C. Schmidt,, Florian Thiery, and Martina Trognitz. 2022. Practices of Linked Open Data in Archaeology and Their Realisation in Wikidata. In: Digital2, p. 333-364. doi:10.3390/digital2030019.
  • Verhoeven, Geert Julien, Massimiliano Carloni, Jona Schlegel, Martina Trognitz, Benjamin Wild, Stefan Wogrin, Alex Hale, et al. 2022. goINDIGO 2022 international graffiti symposium: Book of abstracts. doi:10.5281/zenodo.6591241.
  • Trognitz, Martina. 2021. On the Publication of Inscriptions from the Saudi-German Excavations at Taymāʾ by Means of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). In: Macdonald, Michael C. A. (Ed.),Taymāʾ II. Catalogue of the inscriptions discovered in the Saudi-German excavations at Taymāʾ 2004-2015.Taymāʾ. Multidisciplinary Series On the Results of the Saudi-German Archaeological Project,Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 179.

Publications (Before ACDH)

M. Trognitz, Approaching Multi-Sided Aegean Seals with Machine Learning Techniques, in: R. O’Sullivan – C. Marini – J. Binnberg (Ed.), Archaeological Approaches to Breaking Boundaries: Interaction, Integration and Division. Proceedings of the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conferences 2015-2016, BAR International Series 2869 (Oxford 2017) 183-198


P. Gerth, A. Sieverling, M. Trognitz, Data Curation: How and Wyh. A Showcase with Re-use Scenarios, Studies in Digital Heritage, 1, 2, 2017, 182-193. DOI:


M. Trognitz, F. Schäfer, M. Heinrich (Ed.) - IT-Empfehlungen für den nachhaltigen Umgang mit digitalen Daten in den Altertumswissenschaften. DOI:


F. Schäfer, M. Heinrich, A. Sieverling, M. Trognitz, Forschungsrohdaten für die Altertumswissenschaften – eine kurze Bilanz der aktuellen Situation, Archäologische Informationen 38, 2015, 1-12. Online unter:


M. Trognitz, EVA – An Expert system for Vases of the Antiquity, International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies. November 5–7, 2012